Here Are The Perfect Shoes To Wear With All Of Your Wide-Legged Jeans

Wide-leg denim jeans are in. They're form-fitting, comfortable, and look great with any top. If you haven't tried out wide-leg denim because you don't want to hop on the trend and feel like you're back in the 90s, you might be surprised to find that they are way chicer than you might remember. Abercrombie's Curve Love wide-leg pants, for example, are super cute and mentioned in millions of TikTok videos. A good-fitting pair of wide-leg jeans will elongate your legs and hug your waist just right without leaving any unwanted gaps.

However, finding the right shoes to wear with your wide-leg jeans can be tricky. Some styles can be so wide that they end up covering your entire shoe or make you look as though you're walking around barefoot. It can be frustrating when you have an outfit in mind but not the right shoes to complete it — so much so that you might end up just changing the entire look. In order to avoid this, have a couple of staple shoes to wear with your wide-leg pants at the ready. If you need a little inspiration, the following shoes can complement any wide-leg style.


Sneakers have become a go-to shoe for almost every style, such as athleisure, business-casual, and dressy outfits. Fashionistas are all about the all-white sneaker look; they make any outfit look casual but chic at the same time. Sneakers come in a wide range of styles, however, and when you pair them with wide-leg pants, you want them to have some height. Reeboks, Air Maxes, or Air Forces are great choices to complement wide-leg jeans so they don't drag on the floor while sneakers like Vans or Converse have shorter soles that wide-leg pants might hide.

Square-toed boots

One of the best ways to style wide-leg pants is with a gorgeous pair of high-heeled boots. They'll heighten and elongate your legs, especially if you wear high-waisted jeans. Long wide-leg jeans can sometimes make you look like you're swimming in them if they drag on the floor, but high-heeled boots can prevent that. Opt for neutral colors, like black or brown, to go with most of your outfits. Square-toed boots are versatile, so they can dress up a casual outfit or dress down a chic look. Steve Madden's Fantsie black leather boots are a fantastic option to start your boot wardrobe.

Platform shoes

If you don't prefer high-heeled boots, any platform shoe can work just as well since they add height and can give any outfit a fun pop. There are various platform shoe options, from Dr. Martens to Converse to Uggs. You can create a cozy look with a pair of mini-platform Uggs for a night in or an edgy outfit with platform Dr. Martens for a date night. While you won't always see platforms with wide-leg jeans, they can offer a fresher take than what you typically might see when scrolling through Pinterest, TikTok, or Instagram.


Style your wide-leg jeans with a pair of flashy or neutral mules. They won't give you a ton of extra height, but they make great shoes for spring and summer, especially for a night out with friends. Mules with straps can also turn a casual outfit into a classy one. For example, pair your favorite wide-leg jeans with white mules and an oversized button-down for a chic look. If you tuck in part of the button-down, it'll show off your curves, while the mules will give you a little extra height.

Strappy heels

Strappy heels with wide-leg jeans? Say no more. They're the epitome of the perfect jean-shoe combination because you can wear them with any top, and they'll create a stunning outfit. A white crew sweater with light-wash wide-leg jeans and nude strappy sandals can be your go-to brunch outfit. Switch out the crew for a mesh long-sleeve top and have the perfect nighttime look. If you're not used to walking in heels, opt for ones with a short heel or a slingback style; both are easy to walk in since they offer more support.


Loafers became popular again when fashion influencers started following the preppy outfit trend. So why not pair your loafers with wide-leg jeans and trousers? Loafers are available in multiple styles and are also made in platform versions to give you added height. However, wide-leg jeans that are ankle length rather than heel length are better paired with loafers. For example, dark wash wide-leg jeans with black loafers and gold accents pair well with a simple black long-sleeve and a leather blazer or your favorite neutral tank. Dress it up with jewelry for a chic look.